Ticket gig of the week
“If skills sold, truth be told/I’d probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli.” There was no doubt that the enraptured audience at Dublin’s Tripod last Saturday night agreed with everything Jay-Z said on The Black Album about the Brooklyn rapper. Talib Kweli really is a piece of work. And work it he did. The crowd joined in. Talib bounced back, full of good humour, and his breakdancing buddy strictly added to it all. Showtime.